Dunoon and Argyll Forest

Coach Trips: Dunoon and Argyll Forest

Argyll is one of the largest regions of Scotland and one of the best for touring with Student Tours Scotland. Argyll Forest Park takes up most of the south east of the Argyll region. Dunoon, the principal town in the area has a lot of history tied ot Glasgow with great holiday destinations like the coast and the beautiful Bishops Glen. Puck's Glen takes you on a journey through the magical forest full of stories related to Scottish faeries.

Photos from previous "Dunoon" tours

February 2012: HERE

February 2013: HERE

Argyll Forest Park: Puck's Glen

There is no where in Scotland as beautiful as Puck's Glen - well, according to Student Tours Scotland anyway. Simply walking through the glen itself leaves you lost in a fantastic world of lush green vegetation and a beautiful rushing river with several waterfalls. The Glen is the best introduction to Argyll Forest Park. As the river flows over the various falls you'll soon forget all about city life. This is one place you better make sure your camera is in full working order.

Dunoon Town

Dunoon is one of the various destinations traditionally associated with holidays in Glasgow (Student Tours Scotland's favourite Scottish city). A regular ferry from the West Coast means that Dunoon is easily accessed within an hour from the city. Lunch here is great with plenty of restaurants and cafes. A walk around the town and coast gives you a glimpse into the history of the place before visiting the various sites including the new and old Dunoon Castle.

The Bishop Glen

The Bishop Glen lies behind Dunoon town. A resevoir sits atop the woodland walk that takes you deep into the glen itself. The walk is a nice break for the afternoon to allow you to unwind after lunch. if you're really lucky you'll find some wildlife as well. Student Tours Scotland will tell some stories on the way here as well!

The Ruins of Toward Castle

Situated in the very south of the Cowal Peninsula is the haunting ruin of Toward Castle. With great views across to the mainland and some fantastic forest walks the ruin is a popular day out with people living near Dunoon. This is one of the real gems of Student Tours Scotland tours.


The golden rule with every Student Tours Scotland trip is to have fun. No exceptions. To do this you will need to take some information into account. Remember that Scotland has ‘interesting’ weather. It can be beautifully sunny one minute and then raining the next. It can be cold in the morning but warm in the afternoon. Every day is different. You need to be prepared. Always dress for the rain and the cold. Wear good shoes or at least a pair you are comfortable in. You can always leave things on the coach if the weather allows.

Remember your camera. The scenery in Scotland is among the most beautiful in the world. You won’t want to miss out on those precious memories.

If you have a smartphone or device with internet access remember to bring it with you. There will be social media competitions along the way.

Most importantly stay safe. Listen to your guide. You are responsible for keeping yourself safe when out and about. If you follow the advice and signs then you will be sure to have fun.